Brighton celebrate revenge but Hemed may face FA action

Brighton celebrate revenge but Hemed may face FA action

Newcastle were the only side to do the double over Brighton in the Championship last season, but the Seagulls exacted some revenge on the south coast in edging out the in-form visitors. But Brighton were unlucky not to take the lead when Anthony Knockaert inadvertantly blocked a shot from team-mate Pascal Gross. Shelvey strikes the woodwork - from a corner!

After consecutive wins against West Ham, Swansea City and Stoke City, the Magpies' winning run ended at the hands of a team it beat twice last term.

Brighton nearly extended their lead through Solly March but goalkeeper Rob Elliot saved sharply with his feet. Dunk fails to clear from Perez's clever cut-back and the loose ball falls kindly for Joselu who screws a low shot inches wide from only a matter of yards.

The Brighton breakthrough arrived six minutes after half-time, with Benitez's side undone from a set-piece as Dale Stephens nodded the ball down for Hemed to hook a finish past Elliot.

The striker broke the deadlock after 51 minutes to hand Albion a second win in three games at home in the Premier League.

Benitez said that although he knew tougher times would come, he was urging his players to "keep going, keep working hard and we will have more chances to get points every game". It's a big game and we need something from it.

'These two trips maybe are the longest of the season so it's a pity they've been moved but if we win I think they supporters be happy'. In the standing table of English Premier League, the team Brighton & Hove Albion is at the bottom with four points whereas the team Newcastle United is in the seventh place with nine points. This is also a big game for Newcastle because a win for them would take them into the Champions League qualification spots.

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